Last Night: Foals At Fitzgerald's

Foals Fitzgerald's April 19, 2011

Just minutes after Fitzgerald's opened its doors for last night's Foals show, tickets were gone. The sold-out venue was packed before second opener Freelance Whales even hit the stage, and it's no wonder - Oxford quintet Foals, fresh off a performance at last week's Coachella, are riding a buzz-worthy wave strengthened by their sophomore album, last year's Total Life Forever.

The crowd was Foals-crazy from the second the band walked onstage, recognizing most songs within their opening notes. Foals opened with TLF track "Blue Blood;" front man Yannis Philippakis aired an instantly infectious aura, though it could have been solely thanks to his hair, an unruly mix that flowed into his thick beard.

"How's it going?" he asked the crowd, which was evidently enough to produce a collective swoon of support.

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